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Corporate awards success for Browne Jacobson

12 May 2014

Browne Jacobsons Corporate Team enhanced its credentials as the leading corporate finance team in the East Midlands after two of the deals it acted on won major accolades at the Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2014.

Over 300 professional advisers and business owners gathered at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham to see the Deal of the Year being awarded to LDCs £22m investment in Market Harborough based Joules. The Browne Jacobson team acting for Joules was led by corporate finance partner Gavin Cummings, assisted by Paul Ray, Paul McCannah, Emma Hopkinson and Beth Dowson.

Two further Browne Jacobson led deals also made the final shortlist: the investor buyout of Jigsaw Holdings by North Edge Capital and the management buyout of Node4.

The team was also applauded for its role on the £1.5m management buyout of Positive Outcomes which was named SME Deal of the Year and the sale of Empire World to Belgiums De Weide Blik (shortlisted).

Finally the firm was also shortlisted in the Legal Team of the Year category and Dealmaker of the Year (Gavin Cummings).

The firms corporate finance and banking teams have had a busy year completing in excess of 70 transactions with a total value exceeding £700m for the second year in succession.

Richard Cox, Corporate Finance Partner, said:

"The Insider Dealmakers Awards is one of the flagship events in the annual corporate calendar so it gives us a great sense of satisfaction that two of the deals we acted on were chosen by our peers as the stand-out deals of the year.

"To be shortlisted in four major categories and be involved in two of the winning deals speaks volumes for the depth and breadth of expertise we have at Browne Jacobson and reinforces our reputation as the go-to law firm for corporate finance in the region."

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